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A Finding Aid to the Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Duveen, Albert, 1892-1965

Collector, Dealer, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 linear feet

Summary: The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera include printed material and photographs of artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Albert Duveen (1892-1965) was an art dealer and collector with offices in New York, N.Y., specializing in early American art. Duveen was a cousin to Joseph Duveen (1869-1939), 1st Baron Duveen, president of Duveen Brothers art dealers.

Provenance

The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera was purchased from Duveen by the Archives of American Art in February 1956.

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Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.